[arin-ppml] End non-public IPv4 assignments?
matthew at matthew.at
Tue Jan 25 13:21:33 EST 2011
On 1/25/2011 9:56 AM, Leo Bicknell wrote:
> In a message written on Tue, Jan 25, 2011 at 11:19:41AM -0600, Jimmy Hess wrote:
>> The policy is about non-connected networks. The networks that want to
>> use IP but have no intention to interconnect. The community behind
>> ARIN is by far one that does interconnect. Interconnection is
>> viewed as a pre-requisite for being part of the community.
>> That is.. until you decide to connect your network, it's just a
>> private castle, you can use IPX for all the world cares.
> Actually, it's not about non-connected networks, but rather networks
> that are connected, but perhaps not to the entire world.
Please remember that this is true of all networks. When there's a
network, somewhere, that has connectivity to part of the global Internet
but for whatever reason (firewall, peering policy, circuit failure)
doesn't have connectivity to *you*, that doesn't suddenly mean you don't
need globally unique addresses any more.
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